Information about enrolling, orientation + other helpful resources for new Hornets
Welcome to ESU, Hornet!
We are so excited to have you at Emporia State University! Use this page to guide you as you prepare to become an ESU Hornet. Your first step is to get enrolled at Hornet Connection!
Parents + Guardians
Now that your student will be attending ESU, visit the next steps page to view helpful information such as housing, financial aid and how your student will pay their bill.
TradPlus (Non-traditional students)
We know you may face different challenges as a TradPlus student. That is why we have TradPlus and veteran student services embedded across the university. We want you to know that you are not alone in your journey. Visit our TradPlus resources page for information on programs available to you and our orientation page.
Fall 2024 Key Dates
- Aug. 19 Classes begin
- Sept. 2 Labor Day — no classes
- Oct. 10-11 Fall Break — no classes
- Nov. 11 Veterans Day — no classes
- Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving Break
- Dec. 6 Last day of classes
- Dec. 9-13 Final Examinations
- Dec. 14: Undergraduate Graduation
Enrollment, housing, financial aid, Student Advising Center + textbooks
Enroll in classes at a Hornet Connection! You’ll learn more about what your life as an ESU Hornet will look like and meet with your academic advisor to get enrolled for your first semester at ESU.
Student Advising Center
Your advisor is an excellent resource. They'll help you enroll in classes, make sure you're on track to graduate on time and so much more. Connect with them often.
We make it easy to live on campus. You'll have everything you need steps from your classes. Visit the residential life website for more about what you need to know before coming to campus.
Save your spot at one of the E-Experience events (held during the summer before your first semester) where you'll get insider knowledge before coming to campus.
Hornet Orientation + Welcome Week
This orientation week is activity-packed! Join events, sessions and activities at the beginning of the fall semester and get to know fellow Hornets.
Get individual and personalized guidance from a peer as you navigate your first year at Emporia State University.
Health + Academic Resources
Student Wellness Center
The Student Wellness Center is your go-to place for your health! It offers health services and counseling services. Submit records for Measles, Mumps + Rubella and quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine before moving in the Res Halls. Send to ESU Student Health Center via this secure file upload or fax to 620-341-5045.
Student Accessibility and Support Services
William Allen White Library
Connect with Career Services early!
Beginning your college career is an exciting time, but planning for your future can be challenging. Many students wait until their senior year to utilize Career Services; however, we encourage you to visit us early and often to get a jump-start on your future. Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor today!